I received my mail order yesterday.
I ordered 5 cattleyas, all in the $10 -$15 price range:
C.mossiae "Pauwela"x self,
Laelia Purpurata var. carnea,
C. Schroederae x self,
Blc. Chia Lin "Shinsu#1",
Blc. George King x Lc. Irene Finney.
Purpurata even has 2 sheaths! Roots are fine-I replanted big ones today, actually I simply removed all the bark pieces and did not replace them with anything( please, tell me if it is wrong). Stuck them in the same pots - will try "pot in a pot" method.
During the shipment - 3 days - they sweat in the package - so I had to remove some freshly blackened layers of the bulbs skin. But after this manipulation they look absolutely gorgeous, and I just will try to not to kill them now.
The size those of the 3'5 inch - HUGE.
I got a free "Thank you" plant also - Bc Mrs J Leeman (B.digbyana x C. dowiana)